Still searching for where to from here.
In the last few months I have demonstrated a remarkable ratio of interviews undertaken to job applications put out. However, the urgency of the task seems to be accelerating. Have been informed at current employ that there will soon be a restructure – and that my new role may have elements in it that I would not want to do. I am confused as to whether that is a subtle – please do everything you can to leave as soon as possible because we don’t like you anymore – or just a straight out – we want to move you out so you had better be prepared.
Not quite sure on the legalities of this – shouldn’t they be offering me a redundancy? But then again, the role I fill will still be there – as it is attached to an essential service – so maybe they technically can’t make me redundant.
At least now I know the feeling is mutual so still on the hunt for new opportunities with a couple in the pipeline – but still at least 6 weeks off for any decisions/moves.
On the one hand this is entirely understandable. Having spent the last 6 months trying my utmost to move, it has no doubt reflected on attitude and performance, but on the other hand – work still progresses as normal, is handled efficiently and has shown good results – happy clients and good feedback.
But on the other hand – I wonder about what they think about saved corporate knowledge, losing relationships, easy skill with databases and websites – how to weigh up whether a new person learning everything is really worth turfing someone out for – although I no longer run from the beginning of the day to the end sorting out process and working out priorities isn’t that because 2 years in I have now become familiar. Won’t the next person take another six months to learn all of that?
So feeling a little sad, but also a little vindicated that my decision to try to leave is actually the right one (if taking toooooo long to implement).
Will soon consider broadening my horizons and looking further afield than the arts and/or philanthropy. May even venture back to the corporate world.